400+ Migrant Workers Died Preparing Qatar For World Cup

Japan's goalkeeper #12 Shuichi Gonda saves a shot during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E football match between Germany and Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 23, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Between 400 and 500 migrant workers died while preparing for the World Cup soccer tournament in Qatar.
  • The latest figure takes into account how many migrant workers have died in Qatar from any construction work related to the soccer tournament since the country won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010.
  • “I don’t have the exact number. That’s something that’s been discussed,” Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee, told Piers Morgan in an interview that aired Tuesday. “One death is a death too many. Plain and simple.”

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